Hello Sweet Ladies,
This morning I made up one of our favorite recipes from way back when I had our boys. It was from the La Leche League, Mother's in the Kitchen Cookbook. Easy and you can add any fruit you would like to the batter. It lasts in the fridge for six-weeks. We added fresh chopped up strawberries to our first batch of muffins this morning. They are so so num!
6 c. bran
2 c. boiling water
1 c. shortening, melted (I used butter)
3 c. sugar or less (I used raw sugar)
4 eggs, beaten
1 quart buttermilk
5 c. flour
5 tea. soda
2 tea. salt
Pour the boiling water over 2 c. of bran and let stand while assembling other ingredients. Mix in shortening. Mix rest of bran with sugar, eggs and buttermilk. Sift flour with soda and salt. Combine all ingredients and bake as needed, at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Misture will keep six weeks or more in the refrigerator. Makes 6 dozen.
You can add fresh cut strawberries, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, raisins or chopped apple at baking time. After the batch is made, all you do is ladle the batter into muffin tins and add fruit to muffin cup.
Yesterday the V and Ian started working on the old coop again.....they came in the house and said that they had a surprise......
Later in the day Ellie and I joined the boys and we all started working on the coop. We had so much fun working along side each other. The kids were excited about some of their finds. The neatest for me was the blue door. I think it is beautiful.
We also found an old grain keeper. I think this is what it is anyway. I have it on it's side in the pic. Most think I like the color red........and I do, but this color blue is my next favorite. We are not sure what we will do with this piece......it needs some work, but I think it will be fun trying to figure it out.
Yesterday on facebook I had the question, what did ladies think the door (the one we found above) could be used for........I got some really neat ideas from the ladies.
I found this idea this morning........beautiful! I think I would like!!!!!
We are moving all the boards and tree limbs to the burn pile. They are the sweetest little helpers! No complaining.......lots of God Chatter......and lots of laughter.
Found an old feeder.......we will use it again.
When we started it looked like this..........
before evening it looked like this........
today it started to look like this........three walls are down......not much more work to finish up.
The burn pile is getting high......we will save for the boys to burn themselves.......they will like that......maybe a hotdog roast and marshmallows?
Now to start dreaming about my greenhouse......I haven't looked at any yet on the internet, but I will be starting to. If you have any places for me to look, would you mind sharing where??????
Hope your day is going well. My grandkids are gone now and the house is quiet........I will miss them!
Hugs to your day,